Rural tourism as an alternative type of tourism

Angelkova, Tanja and Stanojkova, Marija (2017) Rural tourism as an alternative type of tourism. First Internattional Scientific Conference, ISCTBL, Faculty of Tourism and Bisiness Logistics - Gevgelija, Macedonija. pp. 129-134. ISSN 978-608-244-465-9

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Rural tourism as an alternative type of tourism, is able to satisfy the needs of the modern man, which the urban environment is not able to satisfy. To clarify what those unmet needs may be and to give an answer to the question of what is the interest in demand for this type of tourism, it is necessary to analyze what is contained in rural tourism.
Stress in the urban lifestyle contributes to the counter-urbanization syndrome, which gives rise to increased interest in rural areas. Rural tourism is one of the few activities that can offer solutions to social problems in rural areas, especially the problem of high unemployment. In addition, there are other factors that divert the focus on rural tourism such as: increased interest in cultural heritage and raising the level of environmental awareness. As a result, in the developed countries, a new type of tourism is directed towards visiting the rural areas.

Key Words: Rural areas, tourism, destinations
JEL classification: Z32; Q01

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Tanja Angelkova
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 09:25
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 09:25

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